Shoot, or Pass?

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full draw on bull elk

In September 2019 I had an archery tag to hunt elk in one of Arizona’s best unit. During the season, at least 5 or 6 other hunters killed bulls that we near or over 400″. Honestly, it was probably more than that, but I want to be conservative. On day 3 of the hunt, I maneuvered into 40 yards of … Read More

Extend Your Season By Hunting Javelina

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javelina hunting

For a lot of hunters, the end of the calendar year brings with it the end of the hunting season. And with that, our activities begin to change – sliding back into the daily grind we know for most of the year. We patiently count down the days until August when hunting season kicks off again. But what if January … Read More

Western States Draw Strategy

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bowhunting elk

In the last several years, more and more hunters have started expanding their hunt opportunities by traveling to other states to hunt. With so much of the fall open for hunting throughout the various states, the opportunities are immense, but the more you take advantage of, the more time and money it’s going to cost. We just got an email … Read More

The hardest part. The best part.

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The Mountain Project

It’s type-two fun. The kind of fun you hate. The kind of fun you dread. The kind of fun that’s only fun looking back on it. The kind of fun that results in tingling feet, raw hips, and sore backs, but also a freezer full of goodness. On Monday, Chase killed a great Arizona bull in a tough unit, over … Read More

On Getting Mountain Fit

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azerbaijan hunt

I’m approaching my mid-40s. I’m 7 years older than Chase and a decade older than Kevin. When I was younger, that age difference would have been my advantage. But as we age, it is a liability. A liability I feel creeping up on me despite my wishes and behavioral tantrums to resist it. I felt my age a lot on … Read More

December Glass

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man in sunset

It feels good to sit behind glass each December. Even though Arizona’s deer seasons are generous, it’s deer are not. And most of us who set out to kill a deer with a bow go home empty-handed. The season is open in some units, closed in others, and is usually the last 2 or 3 weeks of the year. Plenty … Read More